#1 Posted by Nibbz (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Hey guys, it was DC's new 52 that allowed me to seamlessly begin reading comics and I truly enjoy reading the Superman/Batman/ and Justice League comics. Im wondering if I'm missing out on anything over on the Marvel Now front. I've read and enjoyed the first few Avengers and plan to stick with that, what other series would you say are must reads.

On top of that what New 52 comics do you recommend also. Keep in mind that I don't have time to read too much, nor the funds to afford a great number of titles. Right now my pull list consists of: Batman, Batman and Robin, Action Comics, Detective Comics, Superman, Superman Unchained, Justice League, Justice League of America.

#2 Posted by Reignmaker (2234 posts) - - Show Bio

Might as well be Avengers, Spider-Man, and Wolverine. Add that to your already existing list of Justice League, Superman, and Batman stories, and you pretty much have the Holy Trinity of both companies.

Spider-Man is a weird book to get into right now because he's not really Peter Parker, but Superior Spider-Man is the book where his NOW stuff begins. That being said, you should definitely check out Savage Wolverine right now because Joe Mad is drawing it and it's pretty self-contained stuff that doesn't get too deep.

#3 Posted by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7605 posts) - - Show Bio

@nibbz: I've have to recommend Deadpool.

It's been hilarious, but has also shown us allot of conflict that Wade has while trying to be a hero. It's been a great read so far. And only 2.99 to boot.

I'd also recommend Thor: God of Thunder, which my brother gets and has been consistently enjoying.

I ended up dropping Guardians of the Galaxy because I wanted room for more titles, but I really, really, didn't want to at the same time. It was a blast.

I haven't tried it myself but also hear Hawkeye has been pretty good.

#4 Posted by Reignmaker (2234 posts) - - Show Bio

@battle_forum_junkie: I can vouch for DP and Hawkeye. I've been reading those, and they're fantastic.

#5 Posted by impossibilly (884 posts) - - Show Bio

I haven't tried it myself but also hear Hawkeye has been pretty good.

Hawkeye is AMAZING. The first two issues are on sale for $0.99 on Comixology right now, along with the first two issues of a bunch of other Marvel titles.

@nibbz: My favorite titles at Marvel right now are Hawkeye, Daredevil and Avengers Arena. I think all three of those titles are new reader friendly. You don't need to know decades of back-story to enjoy any of them.

#6 Posted by NovaRichRider (327 posts) - - Show Bio

I recommend Guardians of the Galaxy.

#7 Edited by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio

@battle_forum_junkie said:

@nibbz: I've have to recommend Deadpool.

It's been hilarious, but has also shown us allot of conflict that Wade has while trying to be a hero. It's been a great read so far. And only 2.99 to boot.

I'd also recommend Thor: God of Thunder, which my brother gets and has been consistently enjoying.

I ended up dropping Guardians of the Galaxy because I wanted room for more titles, but I really, really, didn't want to at the same time. It was a blast.

I haven't tried it myself but also hear Hawkeye has been pretty good.

You monster.

In all honesty though the only books from marvel I read at the moment are Daredevil, Uncanny Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy and I can't recommend them enough.

#8 Edited by RawrImADragon (206 posts) - - Show Bio

For someone completely new to the happenings at Marvel, I'd suggest the following three titles for someone trying to jump on Marvel Now:

Daredevil: this series has been great from the beginning but the Marvel NOW jumping on point has created a great way for new readers to hop on since it even includes an origin recap. it's a fun title that still holds all of the tension and edginess that Daredevil has always had.

Avengers Arena (my controversial choice): now, a lot of people on this site will tell you to stay away from this title and there's quite a bit of hate circling the book but I think it's a perfect book for someone trying to jump-in to Marvel for several reasons: 1) it's a standalone story completely free from all other continuity in the Marvel Universe, 2) there's new characters so you don't need to brush up on as much character history, 3) for the characters that aren't new they do a good job of spotlighting a character each issue to give you a sense of what they're all about, and 4) it's tense, suspenseful, and a pretty enjoyable read if you don't mind some characters getting killed every few books or so.

New Avengers: grandiose in terms of plot. there's a lot going on and probably more text than art, as Hickman comics usually are, but damn I've been loving this book. and if you're a fan of justice league, this is pretty much the must-buy. teamwork, high stakes, and great story-telling.

Honorable Mentions (if you got the extra dough):

Thor: a great standalone story that really spotlights Thor in not only one time period but in fact three stages of his life. the current plot line is really grand and ambitious in scope (not even sure where Jason Aaron will continue from here), only thing that keeps me from loving it a lot is the art.

Hawkeye: a book that doesn't take itself too seriously and really every issue is a jumping on point. the indie art and light-hearted storytelling is just absolutely entertaining.

FF: just pure fun.

#9 Edited by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio

What issue was the jump on point btw?

Edit: I meant to say when did it change to Marvel Now?

#10 Edited by RawrImADragon (206 posts) - - Show Bio
#11 Posted by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio

@rawrimadragon: I go to my local store every Wednesday so I will see if they still have a copy tomorrow.

#12 Posted by AcidHorn (2 posts) - - Show Bio

DC and Marvel are overrated. You're really missing out not reading comcis from Dark Horse, Valiant, Image, and Dynamite comics.

#13 Edited by Battle_Forum_Junkie (7605 posts) - - Show Bio

@tikhunt said:

You monster.

I already feel bad, don't make it worse!

#14 Edited by Nibbz (4 posts) - - Show Bio

@acidhorn said:

DC and Marvel are overrated. You're really missing out not reading comcis from Dark Horse, Valiant, Image, and Dynamite comics.

May be true but I've just been getting into comics this past year and wanted to visit all the characters I grew up watching in movies and tv shows.

As far as Marvel, I think I'm going to read: Avengers, New Avengers, Thor, Uncanny Avengers, and Uncanny X-Men. Probably grab Guardians of the Galaxy at some point too.

How is Iron Man? I've heard mixed reviews and issue one was extremely boring for me. Let me also say that I read Extremis from the Invincible Iron Man series a few years back and also found that to be a little boring.

#15 Posted by tikhunt (676 posts) - - Show Bio
#16 Posted by sagejonathan (1826 posts) - - Show Bio

@acidhorn said:

DC and Marvel are overrated. You're really missing out not reading comcis from Dark Horse, Valiant, Image, and Dynamite comics.

Please check out Valiant. It's so good. That being said, I recommend Thor: God of Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy.

#17 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6204 posts) - - Show Bio

@nibbz: Yes you are! There are lot of great titles that came out of Marvel NOW!.

#18 Posted by Nibbz (4 posts) - - Show Bio

@madeinbangladesh: such as? Thinking of reading the uncanny xmen and avengers, avengers, thor, superior spiderman, iron man, and maybe a couple more

#19 Posted by The Stegman (23235 posts) - - Show Bio

Eh, I've read a majority of the Marvel NOW stuff, and with the exception of a few (All New X-Men, Hawkeye, X-Men) I haven't really enjoyed much. Then again, I'm a DC guy.

#20 Posted by The Stegman (23235 posts) - - Show Bio

@nibbz said:

@acidhorn said:

DC and Marvel are overrated. You're really missing out not reading comcis from Dark Horse, Valiant, Image, and Dynamite comics.

May be true but I've just been getting into comics this past year and wanted to visit all the characters I grew up watching in movies and tv shows.

As far as Marvel, I think I'm going to read: Avengers, New Avengers, Thor, Uncanny Avengers, and Uncanny X-Men. Probably grab Guardians of the Galaxy at some point too.

How is Iron Man? I've heard mixed reviews and issue one was extremely boring for me. Let me also say that I read Extremis from the Invincible Iron Man series a few years back and also found that to be a little boring.

Dude, don't read Uncanny Avengers, it's boring as hell.

#21 Posted by RedLantern23 (884 posts) - - Show Bio

If i had to reccomend one Marvel title, it'd be Daredevil.

#22 Posted by Wolverine08 (38996 posts) - - Show Bio

How is Uncanny Avengers boring? It's great fun! Anyways, @Nibbz make sure you get Daredevil. One of the top 3 superhero comic books being published right now in my opinion.

#23 Edited by The Stegman (23235 posts) - - Show Bio

How is Uncanny Avengers boring? It's great fun! Anyways, @Nibbz make sure you get Daredevil. One of the top 3 superhero comic books being published right now in my opinion.

It's the worst of both the Avengers and X-Men titles. That's saying a lot.

#24 Posted by Wolverine08 (38996 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman:

What do you mean? Are you saying there are a lot of bad Avengers and X Men titles?

#25 Posted by The Stegman (23235 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08: Not /bad/ but imo, I'm only really enjoying All New X-Men and New Avengers, the rest are mediocre, and Uncanny Avengers is even below that.

#26 Edited by Wolverine08 (38996 posts) - - Show Bio

@the_stegman:

Well, I'm not going to argue with you because our opinions are subjective, but I vehemently disagree with you about the quality of Avengers and X Men titles. I think they are consistently praiseworthy month after month, but you're entitled to your opinion.

#27 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1494 posts) - - Show Bio

i would recommend Daredevil, Captain America, Thor, Indestructable Hulk, and Uncanny X-Men, although the last one may be harder to understand what is going on.

#28 Edited by MadeinBangladesh (6204 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolverine08 said:

How is Uncanny Avengers boring? It's great fun! Anyways, @Nibbz make sure you get Daredevil. One of the top 3 superhero comic books being published right now in my opinion.

It's the worst of both the Avengers and X-Men titles. That's saying a lot.

Yea I just couldn't get into Uncanny Avengers. Found it boring also. It's not for everybody I guess. Same with Avngers and New avengers. Can't get into Hickman's writing.

#29 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (6204 posts) - - Show Bio

@nibbz said:

@madeinbangladesh: such as? Thinking of reading the uncanny xmen and avengers, avengers, thor, superior spiderman, iron man, and maybe a couple more

Such as Hawkeye (Must Read! pick up the 1st trade), Daredevil(also must read), All new Xmen, Uncanny Xmen. Also Venom, Wolverine and the Xmen and Superior Spiderman are good titles.

#30 Posted by batmannflash (6192 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil, All New X-Men, Savage Wolverine, Uncanny X-Men, Uncanny Avengers, Superior Spider-Man.

but then again, I'm more DC than Marvel.

#31 Posted by Dabee (2380 posts) - - Show Bio

What I've realized is that it's impossible to not be missing out on something great, there is just too much great stuff.